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August 26, 2013

Washtenaw County Parks has submitted a project site plan for completion of the Border to Border River Terrace Trail (Dexter Huron Park to Central Street) to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for review.  Due to the proximity of the trail to the railroad and MDOT’s ownership of the railroad MDOT approval is required.  The trail alignment has been preliminary determined and Washtenaw County is waiting for MDOT approval prior to proceeding with construction.  It has been indicated by MDOT that their review will be completed within the next few weeks and additional information will be provided upon receipt of the required permit.

August 17, 2013

August 13th is the first day of registration for the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. Throughout the week artists will be painting on canvasses throughout the Dexter community. The Schedule of Events is provided below. The public is welcome to attend these free activities.

Thursday, August 15 at 4:00 p.m. - Painting Demonstration in Monument Park by Susan Amstutz
Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. - History of Plein Air Painting Presentation by Martha Girsch at the Dexter District Library
Friday, August 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Dexter Community School Student Light Pole Banner Contest Artwork will be on display in Monument Park. Students who submitted artwork can pick it up starting at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 - 2:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Artwork created during the week will be on display and available for sale in Monument Park. 30% of the proceeds from each painting goes back to the Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee to promote art in the community. The Dexter Community Orchestra will be performing in Monument Park from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For a detailed schedule of events please visit -

August 13, 2013

The election to select a 9 member Charter Commission to write a draft City Charter will be held on November 5, 2013. Affidavits of Identity and Nominating Petition forms are now available at the following locations:

Village of Dexter Offices - 8123 Main (2nd floor of the PNC Bank), Dexter, MI

Scio Township Hall - Clerk's Office - 827 N. Zeeb, Ann Arbor, MI

Webster Township Hall - Clerk's Office - 5665 Webster Church, Dexter, MI

Washtenaw County Clerk's Office - 200 N. Main, Suite 120, Ann Arbor, MI

Affidavits of Identity and Nominating Petitions must be filed at the Washtenaw County Clerk's Office by 4:00 p.m. on August 13, 2013. To be eligible to run, a candidate must be a resident and registered voter of the Village of Dexter and collect 20 nominating signatures from registered voters living in the Village of Dexter.

To view a listing of the residents that have filed to run please visit -

For more information about the Cityhood process please visit -

August 13, 2013

Survey crews from Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment are conducting a survey of Ann Arbor Street between Kensington and Baker in preparation for next summer's resurfacing and water main replacement project. Residents in the impacted areas will be provided with more information as the design of the project progresses this fall.

August 9, 2013

Dexter Daze is this Friday and Saturday. Central Street from Main to 5th Street will be closed starting Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Jeffords from Forest to the alley behind the BP gas station will be closed starting Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. For more information about the event visit

Please be careful when crossing the street and watch for increased pedestrian traffic while driving.

Dexter Daze Parade

The Dexter Daze Parade will be Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. from Inverness and Ann Arbor Street to the Main Street Bridge.

July 22, 2013

A hawker/peddler permit has been issued to the Fund for Public Interest to go door to door in the Village between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The permit is good until September 1, 2013.

July 13, 2013

This Saturday, July 13, 2013, the Market is partnering with the Huron River Watershed Council, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission and Great Lakes Rain Barrel to offer rain barrels for sale. A 20% discount is available on Charcoal and Granite rain barrels if you mention the “Save H2O” program. Pre-orders can be placed at The Market will be open Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm.

The Market is also open Tuesdays from 3 pm to 7 pm.

July 12, 2013

Village Staff and Elected Officials are no longer receiving e-mail using e-mail addresses.  To view a directory of e-mail addresses visit -

July 8, 2013

For the past several years leaders from Scio Township, Webster Township, Dexter Township and the Village of Dexter have been exploring the idea of joining together to form a regional fire department.

The Village currently receives fire and rescue services from the Dexter Area Fire Department through an inter-local agreement with Dexter Township and Webster Township.

Below is a link to the draft inter-local agreement that would create the new department. Village Council will be discussing the draft at the July 8, 2013 Council Meeting.

Draft Inter-local Agreement

July 8, 2013

There have recently been a few occurrences of theft in the Village from garages and cars that were left unlocked. Below are some tips from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office on keeping your valuables safe.

Property Crime Prevention Tips

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department has had tremendous success in recovering property in cases where citizens have been able to furnish a sufficient description of their stolen articles, complete with serial numbers. Therefore, to ensure that your stolen property is retrieved and returned to its rightful owner, the Sheriff\'s Department offers these simple suggestions on property identification:

  • Take the time to record the serial numbers of all your property and valuables. Some of the most repeatedly stolen items include: radios, televisions, stereos, microwave ovens, computers, guns, lawn mowers,   snow blowers, etc.  Serial numbers are usually recorded on a sales invoice at the time of purchase, or can typically be found on the back of the property. This is good information to jot down and maintain on file in a safe place.
  • Engrave a personal identification number on each unit or item.  A driver\'s license number would be one of the most readily identified numbers to use.  Be certain to include the name of your state before the number. 
  • Hide your valuables.  Do not leave expensive jewelry or other such personal possessions in plain view.  Place the items you wear only occasionally in an inconspicuous place.  A safety deposit box should be considered for fine jewelry and large sums of money.  When leaving your home for extended periods, it is wise to move large valuables where they cannot be seen from windows and put small appliances out of sight.

Although these suggestions cannot prevent thefts from occurring, they could dissuade a thief from stealing a particular item, and will certainly assist the law enforcement agency in identifying the stolen property as yours if/when it is found.

Of course the best way to prevent a theft is to make sure that your home or office is secure before you leave it. A theft can occur in any neighborhood, so do not assume you are exempt from becoming a victim of property crime.  Make sure all doors and windows are locked when you leave your home, including sliding glass doors and garage doors.